Nestled among sand beaches, lush tropical mountains, and a pristine bay where you can watch humpback whales cavorting in the waves, la Casa Blanca is an ideal base for exploring the Dominican Republic, and a perfect out-of-the-way retreat for tropical relaxation. Rent one or more of our three spacious rooms, and let our friendly and experienced hosts take care of you. We look forward to sharing the beauty and culture of La Republica Dominica, and hope to see you soon!
At La Casa Blanca guests may choose between three large bedrooms each with its own bath. This spacious home is perfect for families or groups of six. A sofa bed in the second floor media room can accommodate two additional guests though it provides little privacy and the bathroom is downstairs. The floor plan is very open with plenty of room to congregate for meals and conversation. A media room is on the second level with a flat screen television and DVD/Blue-ray player. Bring your own DVDs or watch ours. The upper level also has a spacious conversation area which opens to the upper terrace.
The villa offers breathtaking views beautiful from inside or out. From December through April (prime season is Jan through March) humpback whales put on a show right in front of the villa.
Swim in the immaculately kept pool or walk to a protected sand beach just a few meters outside the front gate. The large kitchen has a 4-burner gas stove, gas oven and the expansive cabinets are stocked with cooking utensils. A large full size refrigerator and full size freezer allow you to stock up for a week. The kitchen is equipped with hot and cold electric water dispenser, mixer, toaster, blender, electric coffee pot, plates, glasses, stemware and silverware for at least 8 and a dishwasher for quick clean up.
A washer and dryer are available for your use.
If you choose to dine indoors, the table seats eight comfortably and an over-sized coffee table by the L-shaped sofa nearby will hold any overflow. The outdoor, shaded dining table also seats eight but there are several occasional tables and additional chairs should you have extra guests.
All 3 bedrooms have remote controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans. There is also an air-conditioner for the main living area. Grid power outages do happen in the Dominican Republic lasting generally from a few minutes to a few hours. The salt air environment may result in AC maintenance issues which will be resolved as soon as reasonably possible.
The two largest bedrooms have modern, Italian style bathrooms with 2 glass sinks, separate shower and toilet enclosures and large closets.
The third large bedroom is well designed, with plenty of storage and a large bathroom.
On the second level there's a large wrap-around balcony overlooking the ocean. You'll find plenty of comfortable outdoor seating. WiFi internet is available, with reasonable speed and bandwidth.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to entire house except for the hosts' bedroom.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Alex & Milly, your host and hostess, will occupy the fourth bedroom. In addition to preparing and serving breakfast they will be available to answer your questions and suggest dining and excursions to fit your taste and interests. Alex can help you line up four wheeler trips, bicycle trips, and many other adventures. He will also be available to help keep the mechanical systems running as smoothly as possible. He has lived on a sailboat so he knows how to fix things. This is the Dominican Republic, however, and sometimes the electricity goes out or the water pressure drops. Your understanding will be appreciated.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Cleaning is included in the room rental rate.
Your room will be cleaned before you arrive. If you stay more than a week your room and bathroom will be cleaned weekly. Towels will be laundered every other day if you set them out. The common areas of the house will be cleaned daily. The kitchen will be cleaned after breakfast but if you use the kitchen after breakfast please help clean up and load the dishwasher.
Alex and Milly will provide additional services available for an additional fee. Agree on all charges in advance.
Your personal clothes can be laundered and folded.
Alex & Milly can arrange for airport transportation through a third part. The cost will be about $120 between the villa and the Santo Domingo airport for up to four people in a midsize car. If a van is needed to accommodate your luggage, the cost will be about $160. They can arrange for airport pickup (about $120 from Santo Domingo).
Milly, an excellent cook, will prepare a delicious local or Italian meal at you request.
Alex can guide you on a variety of day trips, including sailing and fishing adventures.
They can shop and stock the home with food, liquor and other supplies before your arrival.